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Encyclopedia > The Way We Weren't
The Simpsons episode
"The Way We Weren't"
Homer Simpson and Marge Bouvier sharing their first kiss
Episode no. 333
Prod. code FABF13
Orig. airdate May 9, 2004
Show runner(s) Al Jean
Written by J. Stewart Burns
Directed by Mike B. Anderson
Couch gag Knives land above each member of the family's position, but when Homer reaches for the remote, a knife nearly hits him.
Season 15
November 2, 2003May 23, 2004
  1. Treehouse of Horror XIV
  2. My Mother the Carjacker
  3. The President Wore Pearls
  4. The Regina Monologues
  5. The Fat and the Furriest
  6. Today I Am a Clown
  7. 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
  8. Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays
  9. I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
  10. Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
  11. Margical History Tour
  12. Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  13. Smart and Smarter
  14. The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
  15. Co-Dependent's Day
  16. The Wandering Juvie
  17. My Big Fat Geek Wedding
  18. Catch 'Em if You Can
  19. Simple Simpson
  20. The Way We Weren't
  21. Bart-Mangled Banner
  22. Fraudcast News
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"The Way We Weren't" is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons' fifteenth season. The episode aired on May 9, 2004. Farscape (1999–2003) is a science fiction television series, featuring a present-day astronaut who accidentally travels through a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy. ... The Way We Werent is an episode from the second season of the American television series Farscape, written by Naren Shankar and directed by Tony Tilse. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) (voiced by Julie Kavner) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... Al Jean (left) and David Mirkin (right), have both been writers for The Simpsons for more than ten years. ... J. Stewart Burns is a writer and producer for The Simpsons. ... The three people are caricatures of (left to right) Rich Moore, Wes Archer and David Silverman[1] The following is a list of directors who have worked on the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Mike B. Anderson is a TV director who works on The Simpsons and has directed numerous episodes to this show. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... The Simpsons 15th season (November 2003 - May 2004) began on Sunday, November 2, 2003 with Treehouse of Horror XIV. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 14 (EABF) production line. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... My Mother the Carjacker is the second episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The President Wore Pearls is an episode of The Simpsons first broadcast on November 16, 2003 as the third episode of the shows fifteenth season. ... The Regina Monologues is the fourth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired November 23, 2003. ... The Fat and the Furriest is an episode from The Simpsons that aired in the fifteenth season on November 30, 2003. ... Today I Am a Clown is the sixth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Tis the Fifteenth Season is the seventh episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, and the seventh Christmas themed episode. ... Marge vs. ... I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired January 11, 2004. ... Diatribe of a Mad Housewife is the tenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired January 25, 2004. ... Margical History Tour is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Milhouse Doesnt Live Here Anymore is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, airing on February 15, 2004. ... For the The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episode, see Smart & Smarterer Smart and Smarter is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Ziff Who Came to Dinner is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Co-Dependents Day is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Wandering Juvie is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... My Big Fat Geek Wedding is the 17th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 18, 2004. ... Catch em If You Can is the 18th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 25, 2004. ... Simple Simpson is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Bart-Mangled Banner is an episode from The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Fraudcast News is the 22nd and last episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on May 23, 2004 in the United States on FOX.. *The Writers Guild of America gave this episode a 2005 WGA Award, winning the Paul Selvin Award, which honors works that focus on First Amendment... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Simpsons 15th season (November 2003 - May 2004) began on Sunday, November 2, 2003 with Treehouse of Horror XIV. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 14 (EABF) production line. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Plot

When Homer and Bart fight over the use of a beer bottle Milhouse wants to use to kiss guys, it lands them in the Simpson family court, with Lisa presiding as judge. Marge, giving a testimony, tells the kids that when she was in high school, she had her first kiss with Homer, but Homer confesses that it was not his first kiss. Homer recalls that when he was 10, he went to a camp for underprivileged boys, Camp See-A-Tree, where Homer meets Lenny, Carl, and as a counselor, Moe. It turns out the summer camp is more like a prison and they go to work in the kitchen at a rich girls' camp across the lake. Homer finds a retainer and returns it to the girl who lost it, though he cannot see her (they are separated by the kitchen wall). She wants Homer to see her later that night. He does so, even though due to an accident with a switchblade he is wearing an eye patch. He tells Bart and Lisa that she was the prettiest girl he had ever met until he later met their mother, but Marge admits that she was that girl Homer met. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... The Way We Was is the 12th episode of the second season of The Simpsons. ... Lenford Lenny Leonard, MPhys is a fictional character in The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Morris Moe Lester Szyslak (pronounced //) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... The bottom (as worn) of an upper retainer resting on top of a retainer case. ...


Marge gives her side of the story, saying that she was with Patty and Selma, Helen Lovejoy, Luann Van Houten and Cookie Kwan at their camp, "Camp Land-A-Man". At camp, Marge burns her hair with an iron by accident, turning it brown and she explains that is why Homer did not recognize her in high school. She meets Homer (who gives her a false name, Elvis Jagger Abdul-Jabbar) and they kiss. They agree that the following night they will meet again, but Homer does not come. Marge mentions that she could not trust another boy for years. Homer says he did not return for another date because he fell off a cliff into the lake and drifted to a fat camp, "Camp Flab-Away", which counted Mayor Quimby, Chief Wiggum and Comic Book Guy as its participants. Although Homer escapes the fat camp and makes his way to Marge's camp, Marge has left the camp only seconds before he arrives, leaving Homer to be sexually harassed by Patty and Selma. Marge now knows the truth and forgives him, but she thinks that Homer won't be able to preserve their love for long. Homer disproves it by showing half of the heart he kept. Marge also kept hers (though for different reasons), and the two snuggle happily in their bed. Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier [[ The Bouvier Sisters (Patricia Patty and Selma, voiced by Julie Kavner) are fictional characters on The Simpsons. ... Helen Lovejoy is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Maggie Roswell and Marcia Mitzman Gaven while Roswell was involved in a pay dispute. ... Luann Van Houten is a fictional character on the television cartoon The Simpsons, and is the mother of Milhouse. ... These are characters from the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... For the football player, see Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar. ... Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby Joseph Joe Quimby, Jr. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... Jeff Albertson, better known as Comic Book Guy, is a fictional character in the animated series The Simpsons. ...


Cultural References

  • The song played during the kissing fantasies of young Marge and Homer is Happy Together, by The Turtles.
  • The episode title echoes that of the 1973 film The Way We Were.
  • Homer's imagined perfect world includes Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Quisp flying by in his spaceship, and the Kool-Aid Man -- whom Homer kills by drinking him.
  • Moe breaks the fourth wall and addresses the camera, saying "And that's the origin of that!" before Bart's prank calls when Marge asks for Homer's false name, in which Moe backfires.
  • Before meeting the Sea Captain by the docks, Homer says "I guess it's Row v Wade, and it's my right to choose." This namechecks the landmark American supreme court decision on abortion.

Happy Together is a 1967 song from The Turtles album of the same name. ... The Turtles were an American pop, psychedelic and folk rock band defined by a good-natured, joyously melancholic and occasionally cheeky sound. ... The Way We Were is a 1973 film which tells the story of an intense Jewish woman who marries a carefree WASP following World War II. Fundamental differences in the way they engage the world – as revealed in their responses to the rise of McCarthyism – eventually pull them apart. ... Screaming Yellow Zonkers are a snack food, first produced by Lincoln Snacks in the USA in the 1960s. ... box of Quisp cereal TV commercial with Quisp and Quake Quisp (Quick Server Pages) is also the name of a web application framework with its own embedded SQL database [1] Quisp and Quake were two sugar-sweetened breakfast cereals originally released in 1966 in the U.S. by the Quaker... Kool-Aid Man. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Captain Horatio McCallister (or McAllister), is a fictional character from the animated television comedy The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ...

Trivia

  • The three girls Bart has kissed are one of Lisa's friends, Emily, who kissed Bart on a dare (his first kiss, in "Flaming Moe's"), Jessica Lovejoy ("Bart's Girlfriend"), and Gina Vendetti ("The Wandering Juvie"). He would later kiss Darcy in "Little Big Girl", as well as an unnamed girl in "The Monkey Suit".
  • The scene where Young Homer tumbles down the cliff and into the lake is strikingly similar to the grown-up Homer's legendary fall down Springfield Gorge in "Bart the Daredevil".
  • This episode's title is a parody of season two's "The Way We Was", which was also a flashback episode of Homer and Marge.
  • In this episode, Milhouse states that his kiss with Homer in the treehouse was his first kiss. However, in the season 3 episode, "Bart's Friend Falls in Love" Milhouse shared his first kiss with Samantha Stanky.
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  • This episode shares the same major storyline as the Who's The Boss? episodes It Happened One Summer I & II, where Tony and Angela discover they shared a kiss while at camp.

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